The Easter weekend is almost upon us and we’ve scoured the city for the best events happening around town! From Easter egg hunts and outdoor activities to historical guides, exhibitions and more, there’s plenty to keep you and the family entertained! If you’re planning to spend Easter in London, be sure to mark your calendar because these are events you won’t want to miss!
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Chocolate is synonymous with Easter and London’s chocolate shops certainly don’t disappoint! Go on your very own chocolate hunt to find some of the tastiest treats the capital has to offer. Pick up some Easterrific delights at some of the best chocolate shops in town: Artisan du Chocolat, De Rosier, or Melt, to name a few, or admire the mouth-watering Easter egg window displays at Fortnum and Mason.
Everyone knows the Easter bunny brings Easter eggs and who is the most famous bunny in the world? Peter Rabbit, of course! Marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, the V&A Museum has a special exhibition dedicated to the role London played in the author’s life. But hurry, the display is only on until 28 April.
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WWT London Wetland Centre is full of the joys of spring right now but they need your help… their ducklings have gone missing! Can you help find them? Follow the Easter giant duck trail and, if you find them all, win a chocolate prize. The hunt is on from 1 April to 17 April.
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This beloved children’s book comes to life this Easter at ZSL London Zoo. Take part in fun interactive activities and collect stamps as you visit the real-life animals from the book. Marking 35 years since its publication, this special exhibition is on from 1 April to 17 April.
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For an exhilarating start to Easter in London, why not support the racers of over 30 tall ships as they prepare for a 7,000 nautical mile race to Canada at the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Join in four days of festivities from 13 April to 16 April at either the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site, near the National Maritime Museum or Royal Arsenal riverside.
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What’s a more British pastime than having a pint in a pub? There’s plenty to choose from in the capital such as the Jam Tree Clapham. This pub serves a delightful mix of British and early American cuisine in a pleasant atmosphere and is a perfect spot to spend a few hours relaxing with great company.
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Marathon-mania sweeps through the capital shortly after Easter as the Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on 23 April. Secure your space on the sidelines and show your support to over 40,000 participants as they race around the city centre.
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This Easter, Kew Gardens transforms into a magical Moomin world with interactive games and a special Moomin camp. Follow these beloved characters around the gardens and take part in craft workshops and more. This special experience is on from 1 April to 17 April.
This Easter break is the perfect time to learn more about London’s history. With the help of soldiers, prisoners and courtiers, experience the Tower of London as it comes to life this Easter. Learn all about the Tower’s history and discover tales you never knew, from 1 April to 21 April.
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Easter also means the indulgence in great food and you can sample delights from around the world at the family-friendly Surrey Food Festival at Old Deer Park in Richmond on 22 April, with over 100 food and drink stalls offering treats for you to browse, try and buy.
Explore Kensington Palace as you’ve never seen it before at a special multisensory exhibition of fashion, music, live performance, film and a magical light spectacle. You can also make an animal mask and create a very special secret garden. Join in the fun between 9 April and 21 April.
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To experience London’s culture at its prime, watch as dance skills are put to the test at the Urban Festival at the Southbank Centre from 1 April to 17 April. This celebration of art and artists inspired by London features breakdancing battles, workshops, family events and parties.
Buzzing with things to do, we hope your Easter in London is eggcellent!